Chiropractic Care is very helpful in ear infections. In fact, ear infections are the number one reason for child visits to a chiropractor. Many chiropractors believe that there is a strong link between the birthing process and recurrent ear infection, otitis media. During the birth process or with mild trauma to the neck, cervical vertebrae can become misaligned, disrupting nerve function, which can affect the Eustachian tube. This can lead to fluid buildup in the middle ear and cause otitis media.
Ear infection accounts for over 35% of pediatrician visits as well. The usual course of treatment is antibiotics. However, antibiotics are not always effective and may lead to a recurrence of ear infections. For over 100 years, the chiropractic profession has claimed that ear and other respiratory infections respond favourably to chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic is a conservative, drugless approach to consider if your child has a history of chronic ear infections. Chiropractic adjustments are painless and will not hurt your child. No invasive procedures are used and no drugs!